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Jose Mourinho at his press conference on 4 January 2018.

Jose: Reports about my future are garbage

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has addressed press speculation over his future - emphatically dismissing it as “garbage”.

The Reds boss says he has no intention to leave the club and is fully committed to the cause at Old Trafford, regardless of any negative reports in the wake of three successive draws in the Premier League, prior to the fine win at Everton.

“It depends on what you want to know and what you want to speak about,” he said at his press conference, when asked about his contractual situation. “If you want to speak about some news, I say garbage! I don't find a better word to define the talk.

”If you want to ask me directly if I see myself next season in Manchester United, I say I see myself here and, as I told you when I arrived, I am going to leave when the club wants me to leave because I have no intention to leave at all. My intention is to stay and to work and to improve and to bring the club to where the club belongs. I want to stay. I don't see any reason not to stay.

“So, yes, I still have a contract. In fact, I am in the middle of my contract, I'm not in the last couple of months. My desire is to stay. It's just a question of the club, the owners, the board, Mr [Ed] Woodward, [and what] they all want, if they all are happy with my contribution and they want me to stay beyond the end of this contract. But, yes, I want to stay.”

Press reports are garbage
José Mourinho says

"The worst thing you can do is to put one inch of doubt in my professionalism, dedication to my club, my job, my players. My commitment is total."

The boss, who has never missed a training session since arriving in Manchester, was unhappy with tabloid reports that unfairly questioned his dedication and professionalism.

“Speaking about my work and connecting my work to the garbage news is to say the worst thing that anyone can do to myself,” he declared. “It's not to say that I am a bad manager, it's not so say that I'm under-performing, it's not to say that I made a mistake in this game or that game.

”I think the worst thing somebody can do to me is to put one inch of doubt in my professionalism, in my dedication to my club, to my job, to my players, to every detail related to my job.

“So, yes, the garbage news affected me just on this aspect but again I repeat, I am in the middle of my contract. If I am going to sign a new one or not, of course depends on the club. But my commitment with the club is total.”